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9100 W 6th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215
(6th Ave and Garrison)
Michael Frison

About The Training Camp MMA and Fitness in Lakewood, CO

Meet Michael Frison

Owner and Chief Instructor at
The Training Camp MMA and Fitness in Lakewood
Black Belt

What Sets Us Apart

What really sets us apart from all of the other Mixed Martial Arts gyms in the Denver area is that we specialize in beginners. After decades of research and development we have found the most user-friendly and non-intimidating way to teach beginners from the ground up no matter what your goals may be.

Our Mission

To help and inspire as many people as we can to achieve their personal mental, emotional and physical goals. To bring high level Martial Arts training to people without the attitude, ego or injuries. Unparalleled customer service where every person that walks through the door feels warm, welcomed, unintimidated and part of a close knit community.

Meet the Founder

Led by Professor Michael Frison, a Black Belt and 16 year veteran of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a national competitor and an IBJJF No Gi Worlds Gold Medalist, The Training Camp is the premiere Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu academy in Colorado. Michael Frison began training in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in 1998 in Seattle, Washington.

He trained Muay Thai with Chris Clarke a Instructor or Kru under Ajarn Chai Sirisute of the Thai Boxing Association of America. Professor has trained under many of the top level Brazilian Jiu-jitsu experts in the world including: Cleber Luciano (A Rickson and Royler Gracie Black Belt), Luis "Limao" Heredia (A Rickson Gracie Black Belt), Laericio Fernandes (A Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles Black Belt) and The Training Camp's Head Professor Andre Galvao (8X World Champion and arguably the best competitor at his weight class).

Being involved in MMA for over 16 years Professor Frison has seen a lot of changes, as this sport continues to grow and evolve he believes so should the art of Muay Thai and Jiu-jitsu. The newest accomplishment for Professor Frison is becoming the very first Affiliate School under Atos Jiu-jitsu and Andre Galvao in Colorado.

“I love my profession and feel grateful and excited to be doing what I love while helping change lives. Fitness has not always been a part of my life, I was not involved in sports as a child, at the age of 14 I found Martial Arts where I earned my first Black Belt at 20 and went on to be a Regional Champion and an Award Winning Instructor.

"I learned strength, humility, perseverance, dedication, and confidence through challenging myself physically and mentally, each day I strive to give each individual the tools necessary to experience the same transformation. Each day has it’s challenges.

"Never give up, never make excuses, never let yourself off easy, never let yourself stop growing, you must constantly push yourself to be better than you ever thought you could be. This is my motto, and the vision I try to impart to all my students and clients each day.”

Education and Certifications

  • Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-jitsu - Atos Jiu-Jitsu
  • Coach Level 2 - CSW Erik Paulson
  • Coach Level 3 - Pat Miletich
  • Coach in Muay Thai - The Thai Boxing Association Chris Clarke
  • Karate and Japanese Ju-jitsu Black Belt

Achievements

  • Pro Fighter/Fight Coach for over 10 years with a 90% win ratio
  • Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Sport Psychology, Minor Exercise Science Western Washington University

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Medals

  • Northwest Copa Pacifica Gold Champion
  • US Open Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Medalist
  • 2010 IBJJF World No Gi Gold Medalist
  • 2011 IBJJF World No Gi Silver Medalist

How To Get Started

Come join our Lakewood, CO Martial Arts facility! We offer programs in Kids Martial Arts, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Summer Camp, Birthday Party, Fitness Kickboxing and After School. Choose a program that most interests you and have the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at 303-986-4255 if you have any further questions. The Training Camp MMA and Fitness hopes to speak with you soon!

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